[Bell Historians] Sound deadening

Susan & Christopher Dalton dalton.family at ...
Fri Aug 5 16:24:52 BST 2005

> Not history; but please can anyone point us towards making our bells, at
> Bromham Wilts, quieter in the ringing chamber? There is virtually nothing
> between the ringers and the bells (15 cwt, six, J. Warner, 1875) except the
> wooden floor beneath the bells. Would old conveyor belt rubbers laid on
> this floor do the trick, or is it possible to purchase sound deadening tiles?
> Thanks, in anticipation. Contact me direct if you wish dennis.powney at lineone
> Dennis Powney.
>From a purely acoustical point of view, you understand, old bits of carpet
and mattress have much to commend them (cf. Milton Abbey). At all events
avoid anything like sand or dense plaster. Also, if using timber, softwood
performs better than hardwood.



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